This film was found in the basement of a vacating business in Rochester, New York in 2004. The decomposition of the emulsion, combined with the vivid color and movements of the carnival rides, creates a beautiful film reminiscent of the work of filmmakers Peter Delpeut and Bill Morrison.
Also available on the DVD "Living Room Cinema: Films From Home Movie Day, Vol. I"
August 17, 2009 Subject:
Could this be Roseland Park ca: 1968? Maybe that pier up near the river in Roch? PRICELESS.
July 25, 2008 Subject:
That's BAD! Noooo! That's GOOD!
This was fun and yet sad to watch. Shows you what happens when you neglect the home movies, but then, at the same time, can turn it into a work of art. Love the carnie rides here.
September 11, 2007 Subject:
Midway of disintegration
An accidental masterpiece, with effects you certainly couldn't duplicate easily with computers or video. It makes me want to dig out my old 8mm reels and see if they've deteriorated this interestingly.